First class engineering company improving the life span of Class 375 Gangways

Jones Nuttall Ltd, a precision engineering company based in Warrington, Cheshire, specialising in rail overhaul and refurbishment as well as fabrication and CNC machining pride
themselves on working closely with their customers, to deliver the best and most cost effective solutions. Having been in business 50 years they understand that price, quality and lead times are of paramount importance.

Bombardier awarded Jones Nuttall the contract to refurbish the Class 375 gangways, increasing the life span of the gangways, based on historical and proven ability to supply component parts to customer specifications on time and within project budgets.

The programme was so successful that Jones Nuttall was awarded a second gangway refurbishment project from Bombardier that commenced in August 2017 for a two year period. A total of 224 gangways will be refurbished to an agreed customer specification with a turnaround of two completed gangways being collected each Monday and delivered into Bombardier’s depot.

Part of the refurbishment is the anti-friction liners, made from Railko NF21 and Feroform, these are machined within the laminate division on one of three CNC routers. Jones Nuttall also machine the aluminium rubbing plates that fit the gangways on one of the 10 CNC Hurco milling machines located in the precision engineering division. By machining all elements in house Jones Nuttall have complete control.

Another part of the refurbishment process are flexitors which join the gangway to the train carriage. Jones Nuttall and Atkins consultancy collaborated on re designing these back in 1998 considerably increasing the flexitors lifespan.

In an industry where reputation is everything you will not find a more committed and focused company than Jones Nuttall with a genuine interest in every job.

Join Jones Nuttall at the first RSN event – just one day away!

With just a day to go until the inaugural Rolling Stock Networking (RSN) event, 130 exhibitors – UK and international – and a host of industry speakers are preparing to make Derby Arena this year’s must-attend location for the rail industry.

Exhibition Stand B9

At Stand B9, Jones Nuttall will be displaying their new corporate video highlighting their capabilities. Come along and have a chat about how we can help you with manufacture or overhaul of your rolling stock components and assemblies.